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. >> leftover ingredients. >> dave: top chef, "fox & friends," join us, for the "after the show" show. >> jamie: good morning, it is crunch time, the president is gearing up for a pivotal week. there are two major economic speeches planned at a press conference, too, coming from the white house good morning, i'm jamie colby, great to have you with us. >> eric: i'm eric sean, welcome to america's headquarters, the stakes are huge, midterm elections less than 60 days we and democratic control of the house and the senate on the line and this may be the president's last chance to convince voters, that party can turn the economy around, as the unemployment rate spiked at 9.6% this past week despite the stimulus and other administration spending programs. julie kirtz, live in washington with the latest. good morning, julie. what do you expect we can hear from the president on the economy this week. >> as you said the economy is the central issue of the midterms and the president, hits the road with the series of the economic events including trips to swing states, part of the big pre-election push to
the middle-class has been squeezed the most. he promises to turn it around. he used his address to talk about his efforts to create jobs make college more affordable ux cut taxes and overhaul the health care system but his comments follow more discouraging news from the labor department, that the economy shed 54,000 jobs in august and the unemployment rate kicked up to 9.6%. >> long before the recession hit the middle-class had been taken some hard shots. long before this recession the value of hard work had been given a short. >> reporter: as they tried to reassure americans that better days are ahead, many in the gop that obama's recovery summer has failed to materialize. it's time to do something new. >> the nation's unemployment rate has been above 9% for 16 consecutive months, despite fact that the obama administration promised that the trillion dollar stimulus would keep unemployment below 8%. the question is, where is the jobs. >> reporter: expect more talk about jobs. he hits the road after camp david pushing his economic message. on wednesday he'll lay out a new set of ideas from cle
the weekend at camp david but he used his labor day weekend address to talk about the efforts to create jobs and make college more affordable, cut taxes and overhaul the healthcare system. the comments follow more discouraging news from the labor department that the economy shed 54,000 jobs in august. the unespecially employment rate kicked up to 9.6%. >> long before the recession hit, middle class had been taking hard shots. long before the recession, the hard work that built the country had been given short shift. >> the president and the economic team try to reassure americans that better days are ahead, many in the g.o.p. say the obama recovery summer never materialized and it's time to do something new. >> the nation's unemployment rate has now been above 9% for 16 consecutive months. this is despite the fact that the obama administration promised that the trillion-dollar stimulus would keep unemployment below 8%. so the question remains: where are the jobs? >> well, expect more talk about jobs and the middle class from the president soon after a weekend at camp david. he hit the road p
this is not the end of that. a lot more to go. go more years. that does it for us. i'm eric shawn. >>amie: i'm jamie colby. good to have you with us. we'll send you to washington now, much more news with shannon bream. have a great day and good have a great day and good holiday. t99captioned bypclosed c >> shannon: economic push. president obama is ready to unveil the latest plan to fix the economy. does he have the right prescription? and march to the midterm, if the president can help the economy, will it help the democrats face uphill battle in november? stem cell debate. legal ruling stops funding of embryonic stem cell research. ethics versus scientific process? we have a fair and balanced debate on that coming up. i'm shannon bream. live from the nation's capital starts right now. the obama administration seems eager to talk about the economy, but does america like what it's hearing? mr. obama put a spin on weak job numbers and now he is pushing ideas to spur economic growth. julie kirtz is standing by with more on that. >> reporter: he is going to visit two swing states and
a major shift in the balance of power could be on the way. molly henneberg is live in washington for us. molly, nice to see you. a new poll suggesting that african-americans aren't very enthusiastic about these upcoming elections, right? >> hi, rick. nice to see you, too. yes, at least not as fired up as they were for the 2008 presidential election. gallup asked black and white voters if they were thinking, quote, quite a lot or some about the upcoming midterm in 2008 over 2008 both groups were giving the race for the white house a good bit of thought. going into the mid terms only 25% of blacks compared to 42% of whites are thinking quite a lot or some about these mid terms. one democratic strategist says it may have to do with president obama's first two years in office. >> given that he has not achieved the success that i think that i think any of us would have wanted him to achieve, there is a sense of disillusionment, disappointment among his core supporters which were largely though certainly not entirely african-americans and i think their level of enthusiasm for voting this time
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